Data Sheet

Data Sheet
Rev. 2.00 / November 2013
ZSC31xxx / ZSSC3xxx
SSC Sensor Replacement Board for the SSC Evaluation Kit
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SSC Sensor Replacement Board
For Use with the SSC Evaluation Kit
Brief Description
Features
The SSC Sensor Replacement Board is included in
ZMDI’s modular SSC Evaluation Kits, which provide
a very simple and intuitive method for evaluating
both hardware and software for ZMDI’s resistive
sensor signal conditioner (SSC) IC products. SSC
Evaluation Kit components include the SSC Evaluation Software, the SSC Communication Board, and
the SSC Evaluation Board designed for the SSC
product under test. Simply interchanging the SSC
Evaluation Boards for different SSC ICs and changing software settings allows comparison of the advantages of each product. The Sensor Replacement
Board (SRB) can be used with the kit to evaluate
any ZMDI SSC IC product for resistive sensors by
providing an artificial replacement for the bridge sensor and an external diode for external temperature
measurement if applicable to the SSC IC.

Simple installation via “Plug & Play” connectivity

Power supplied by the SSC Evaluation Board

Access to all sensor signal lines of the
replacement sensor on board
The SSC Sensor Replacement Board can expedite
the design process because the SSC IC can be
calibrated and tested even before the actual sensor
element has been selected. A simple “test-on-thedesk” is possible without expensive equipment.
The SSC Sensor Replacement Board connects to
the SSC Evaluation Board via a 50-pin connector
that allows “plug & play” connectivity. Test points
provide access to all signal lines for the replacement
sensor enabling a simple system check.
An on-board potentiometer creates an adjustable
voltage divider for simulating the differential bridge
sensor voltage VBR_DIFF to be conditioned by the SSC
IC (VINN and VINP signals on the SRB) for an
output that is ratiometric to the bridge supply voltage
VBR (voltage divider supply voltage). An on-board
1N4148 diode can be used as an external temperature sensor depending on the SSC IC.
Benefits

Basic system evaluation using the replacement
sensor

External temperature sensing via on-board diode
for SSC ICs with an external temperature sensor
input

Modular kit design allows reusing SSC Sensor
Replacement Board with different SSC Evaluation Boards for comparing ZMDI’s SSC ICs
Related Products

SSC Communication Board – provides an
interface to user’s computer for communicating
commands, reading measurement results, and
calibration

SSC Evaluation Board for SSC IC under test

SSC Evaluation Software for SSC IC under test
SSC Sensor Replacement Board Features
Test points for easy
access to bridge and
temperature signals
(VTN=IR_Temp)
External temperature
diode (1N4148)
Potentiometer for
simulating bridge
(L x W x H = 67mm x 34mm x 15 mm)
For more information, contact ZMDI via [email protected]
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SSC Sensor Replacement Board
For Use with the SSC Evaluation Kit
Important Note
Restrictions in Use
The software and the hardware for the ZSC31xxx / ZSSC3xxx SSC Evaluation Kits, including the SSC
Sensor Replacement Board, are designed for IC evaluation, laboratory setup and module
development only.
The ZSC31xxx / ZSSC3xxx Evaluation Kit hardware and software must not be used for module
production or production test setups.
Disclaimer
Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG (ZMD AG) shall not be liable for any damages arising out of defects resulting from:
(i) delivered hardware and software
(ii) non-observance of instructions contained in this manual, or
(iii) misuse, abuse, use under abnormal conditions or alteration by anyone other than ZMD AG.
To the extent permitted by law, ZMD AG hereby expressly disclaims and user expressly waives any and all warranties,
whether express, implied, or statutory, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability and of fitness for
a particular purpose, statutory warranty of non-infringement and any other warranty that may arise by reason of usage of
trade, custom, or course of dealing.
Contents
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Electrical Specifications ...................................................................................................................................... 4
SSC Sensor Replacement Board Overview....................................................................................................... 4
Ordering Information .......................................................................................................................................... 5
Related Documents ............................................................................................................................................ 5
Document Revision History ................................................................................................................................ 6
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Electrical Specifications
PARAMETER
Ambient temperature range
SYMBOL
1)
CONDITIONS
TAMB
External Bridge Supply Voltage
VBR
Simulated Sensor Bridge Resistance
RBR
MIN
TYP
MAX
UNITS
+45
°C
5
15
VDC
4.050
4.205
kΩ
4.050
kΩ
+10
3.800
Typical Adjustable RBR Range
3.950
1. Important: The SSC Communication Board is designed for operation at room temperature only. Do not place this board in temperature
chambers during calibration.
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SSC Sensor Replacement Board Overview
The SSC Sensor Replacement Board (SRB) is a component of ZMDI’s SSC Evaluation Kits for ZMDI sensor
signal conditioner (SSC) ICs for resistive sensor bridges. It functions with the SSC Communication Board and the
SSC Evaluation Board for the SSC IC under test to enable evaluation and calibration of the IC. An example of the
SRB being used in the Evaluation Kit is given in Figure 2.1.
Figure 2.1
SSC Evaluation Kit Example—ZSC31014 SSC Evaluation Kit with Communication Board V3.3
Potentiometer for
Artificial Bridge Stimulus
USB
Connector
SSC ZSC31014 Evaluation Board
SSC CB
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SRB
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Figure 2.2
SSC Sensor Replacement Board (SRB) Schematic
Note: IC1 is not populated on the SRB when used with the SSC Evaluation Kit.
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Ordering Information
Product Sales Code
Description
Package
SSC Sensor Replacement Board V2.0
SSC Sensor Replacement Board V2.0
Circuit Board
Note: Refer to the SSC Evaluation Kit Feature Sheet for part order numbers and content descriptions for the Evaluation Kits
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Related Documents
Note: X.xy refers to the current revision of the document.
Document
File Name
SSC Communication Board Data Sheet
SSC_CommunicationBoard_V4-1_DataSheet_Rev X.xy.pdf
SSC Evaluation Kit Feature Sheet
SSC_Evaluation_Kits_Data_Sheet_Rev_X_xy.pdf
Visit the “Evaluation Tools” page at www.zmdi.com/ssc-tools on ZMDI’s website www.zmdi.com or contact your
nearest sales office for the latest version of these documents.
Also see the Evaluation Kit Description for the SSC IC under test.
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Document Revision History
Revision
Date
1.04
November 15, 2013
Description
Addition of temperature specifications and warnings.
Clarification that U1 is not populated when SRB is used in SSC Evaluation Kits.
Addition of kit example illustration.
Addition of “Related Products” section on page 2.
Update for contact information and imagery for cover and headers.
Sales and Further Information
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